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### Game Programmer at Zynga was asked...

Feb 8, 2012
 How do you find the max depth of a binary tree?5 AnswersI used recursion, passing the current depth to each child and returning the max value they returned plus one to the caller.how about bfs?breadth first search will be better than the recursion method for min-depth searching, but works same as recursive in the case of finding max depth problemShow More Responsespublic static int maxDepth(TreeNode root) { if (root == null) return 0; //base case return Math.max(maxDepth(root.left), maxDepth(root.right)) + 1; }This entirely depends on the implementation. It can be calculated as the integer log base 2 of the highest index of the tree. This would prevent quite a few cache misses from traversing the tree each time, and would be a fairly quick calculation using bitwise operations. int val;// the value int result;// the result int tmp; result = (val > 0xFFFF ? 0 : 1) >= result; tmp= (val > 0xFF ? 0 : 1) >= tmp; result |= tmp; tmp= (val > 0xF ? 0 : 1) >= tmp; result |= tmp; tmp= (val > 0x3 ? 0 : 1) >= tmp; result |= tmp; result |= (val >> 1); While this may seem like a lot, assuming the tree is small, these calculations are actually quite fast, don't involve branching, and don't require arbitrary pointers to sub-tree members. This works best for trees that are either complete or nearly complete, however, since otherwise there will be a lot of wasted memory for indices that contain nothing.

### Gaming Support Representative at 5CA was asked...

Oct 5, 2017
 What is your favorite game of all time?4 AnswersHi, I am applying to work at 5CA are there other companies you can reccomend me to apply. ThanksHello! Do you know of other companies that offer similar positions in the IT and gaming industry? Im looking to apply to one of them with similar positions like this one, thanks!You had me laughing dead With the "final Boss" thing XDShow More ResponsesWhere did you apply for a \$30/hr job if i may ask?

Nov 11, 2010
 What is the most important thing to you? You're not allowed to answer "video games".4 AnswersA well-rounded person has other interests besides gaming. Remember, there is nothing that makes a gamer better than anyone else, no matter how "elite" or "hardcore" you think you are. It's just another hobby. Plus, you sound like a douchebag when you talk about your obsession like it's an important contribution to the world. Don't get me wrong, games are one of my favorite things and I've played them for my entire life, but there are other things out there, too.My FamilyMy educationShow More ResponsesMy friends

Feb 21, 2011

### Game Designer at Blizzard Entertainment was asked...

Jun 19, 2014
 What skills would you provide to X character? This question is difficult to answer quickly and there were plenty of them.3 AnswersinterestingLike most interview questions, this is just high level. It's seeing if you're willing to be risky with your choices and if the abilities/features are creative, fun, and able to be balanced. No specifics, can be wrong, but it's again just trying to see if you're very safe/conventional or risky/imaginative.This seems like they were challenging your starting point. Sure, when something is established anybody can create. But something truly difficult is creating a unique and fresh idea and building upon it. This is how the majority of the small games I've concepted started. If you aren't having fun doing it, will it be fun for the player? Time is money, thus for making time all that more valuable in the game industry.

### Game Tester at Ubisoft was asked...

Oct 23, 2017
 My fav game3 AnswersI said assassins creed black flag IVAssassin creed OriginsMy favorite game is Assassin creed Origins

### Game Artist at Voltage was asked...

Apr 15, 2013
 Do you draw?3 AnswersYes.I love drawing. I’m currently enrolled at full sailComo iniciamos

### Technical Producer/Game Designer at Dire Wolf Digital was asked...

Oct 29, 2018
 Too many to relate. The standout for me though: Are you more of a Den Mother or a Drill Sergeant?3 AnswersI default to Den Mother, but have performed both roles. Told about the time where I had to hold a distant cousin who served under me accountable for his repeated tardiness, eventually leading to him getting booted from the Air Force. Was met with "We're looking for more of a Drill Sergeant."The “owner” is very much stuck in the 1999’s “beat the workers until morale improves “ style of management. Even if you say you can manage appropriately for the situation - as soon as you said den mother, it was over for you. Think about it though - good products or not - is that the kind of place you want to work?It's still my first pick. The military has something of a late 70s early 80s style to its management, though I'd argue its leadership is more ahead of the curve. Workers there are viewed as interchangeable parts and an up or out mentality prevails. A task master would still be a comfortable upgrade to the personnel management systems documented in DOPMA. I think you're right though. Perhaps a more hard -a-- line would have communicated my "buck stops here" approach. Next year will be different.

Feb 15, 2019